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2,822 33,041 Hello from New member AliKelSea
by alikelsea
Jan 18, 2022 18:14:29 GMT -5
No New Posts Forum Technical Help and Testing - 1 Viewing

Please let us know if you need help sorting out any challenges or technical issues experienced while using this forum. Feel free to use this area for testing purposes. Unregistered guests are allowed to post in this "technical help" board if having trouble registering, or a registered member who has become locked out for technical reasons.

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by hummingbirdstones
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Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 14 Viewing

Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

5,355 66,260 2022 World Tumbling contest
by Bob
Jan 21, 2022 15:47:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 2 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

3,775 51,732 Rocks found out west
by catskillrocks
Jan 21, 2022 15:13:07 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 2 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

11,480 153,995 Left overs
by stardiamond
Jan 21, 2022 15:38:53 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping - 1 Viewing

Show off your latest creative use of wire, or get advice on all things related to wire wrapping

4,874 60,670 My wife wants to wire wrap.
by catskillrocks
Jan 21, 2022 14:39:11 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing

Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

972 13,502 Tie Tack
by 1dave
Jan 18, 2022 20:32:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving - 1 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

344 4,829 Turtle in Emerald
by catskillrocks
Jan 21, 2022 14:18:17 GMT -5
No New Posts Creations, intarsia, glass, metal, etc.

Show off your finished creations, or on-going projects, using various materials or methods that exercise your creativity and expand your lapidary skills, while inspiring others to grow with you

1,646 24,866 Limestone, calcite and unknown landscape rock creations
by oldschoolrocker
Jan 12, 2022 15:32:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

109 1,563 Here’s my lame attempt at faceting
by agatemaggot
Jan 19, 2022 20:10:57 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making - 2 Viewing

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

158 2,729 My latest batch of spheres (large photos)
by jm
Jan 20, 2022 1:09:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary DIY Articles and Tutorials

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for lapidary specific posts that are deemed exceptional and informative, and important to be preserved as a topic specific article or DIY tutorial. Please do not post questions in these areas - posts are created here as topic specific tutorials or moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock Tumbling Tutorials, Creating Cabochons Tutorials, Wire Wrapping Tutorials, Metal Smithing Tutorials, Other Articles and Tutorials

101 2,963 Silver Rose Tutuorial
by 1dave
Nov 29, 2021 11:45:53 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information - 3 Viewing

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for rock sciences related posts that are specifically written in article format. Please do not post questions in these areas. Posts here are created as topic specific articles, or they are judged by staff to be exceptional and informative on a rock sciences subject, and are moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

637 4,914 The Beach - A River of Sand
by Lumberlegs
Jan 21, 2022 10:27:16 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 11 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

13,488 146,775 Anyone have experience with Kingston conglomerate?
by perkins17
Jan 21, 2022 10:08:47 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 3 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

6,184 63,910 Blade for tile saw
by brybry
Jan 19, 2022 14:07:02 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 12 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


1,984 24,491 Diamond Pacific 8RL Rotary Lap
by rewdownunder
Jan 21, 2022 15:06:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos - 3 Viewing

Show us your specimen pieces, polished or not. Slabs or thunder-eggs or any other rock related item destined for a display case because it is just too beautiful or too important to cut up

3,512 41,931 COPROLITE
by brybry
Jan 21, 2022 9:13:55 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts - 3 Viewing

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,140 12,188 "Sea Dragon" Fossil Discovered in U.K.
by rickb
Jan 15, 2022 18:00:53 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 3 Viewing

Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

3,017 25,086 One from the grab bag.
by Peruano
Jan 15, 2022 10:12:58 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,921 136,452 Cellphone Photo Dump
by Fossilman
Jan 10, 2022 13:47:55 GMT -5
No New Posts Competition and Fun Contests - 1 Viewing

Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

785 26,305 *~ OPEN ~* Cab Challenge, Jan 2022 Theme: Live Edge!
by perkins17
Jan 21, 2022 11:19:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 3 Viewing

Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

2,779 32,911 2022 RTH Quartzsite Meetup, Friday Night BBQ at Tony's
by Rockoonz
Jan 21, 2022 9:45:01 GMT -5
No New Posts Vendor Reviews and advice - 1 Viewing

Leave a helpful review for a vendor or request information or recommendations on which vendor to choose

1,357 11,183 Johnson Brothers Lapidary. I should have listened..
by hummingbirdstones
Jan 18, 2022 10:48:27 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 1 Viewing

Members with at least 100 community quality posts can post new threads here to sell or trade rock related items. All members are eligible to respond and purchase. Buyer and seller beware - RTH is not responsible for the success or security of any transactions that occur here.

3,533 29,946 ISO Jet
by fernwood
Jan 21, 2022 7:55:39 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area - 2 Viewing

Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

12,180 168,189 The Official Day In Pictures Thread™️
by rickb
Jan 21, 2022 15:04:35 GMT -5


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